Research Scientist, University of California-Irvine

Dana Rose Garfin received her BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and holds an MA in Social Ecology and a PhD in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She currently works as a research scientist at UCI and studies how community disasters impact human health (spoiler alert: it’s not good). Her work has been published in a variety of top-ranked medical and general science journals. Prior to her graduate training, she worked with homeless populations in Denver, immigrant populations in Mexico, and members of the Dine (Navajo) nation in Arizona. She also coordinated national environmental campaigns for clean energy. Dana caught the surfing bug during a college gap year while living in Byron Bay, Australia and has been hooked ever since. A hippie at heart, she spent her early 20s traveling with her back pack and her surfboard throughout the South Pacific, Asia, India, and Central and South America. Dana currently resides in Orange County with her dog, Madaline, and spends her free time surfing, spinning, practicing yoga, Pilates, and meditation, and dreaming about the next stamp to put in her passport.

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